Computer-assisted training system for knee arthroscopy.

G. Megali, O. Tonet, P. Dario, A. Vascellari, M. Marcacci

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This paper presents an educational method for minimally invasive surgery, conceived in collaboration with educationalists and arthroscopists, and an integrated system to train a priori knowledge and to exercise manual dexterity. The approach is generally suitable for minimally invasive surgery interventions but has been developed specifically for knee arthroscopy.Based on a classification of the knowledge, the system provides multimedia modules to train anatomical and procedural knowledge and a surgical simulator for training perceptual motor skills. We have tested the system in making three surgeons perform a series of tests. The results show that performance increases with the degree of experience. We also delivered a usability questionnaire and evaluated the appreciation by the surgeons. The test results and the appreciation showed by the surgeons encourage the prosecution of the research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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